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File:Mendelssohn Bartholdy.jpg|thumb|alt=watercolour portrait against blank background of a young man with dark, curly hair, facing the spectator: dressed in fashionable clothes of the 1830s, dark jacket with velvet collar, black silk cravat, high collar, white waistcoat| Portrait of Mendelssohn by the English miniaturist James Warren Childe (1778–1862), 1839 '''Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy''' (; 3 February 1809 4 November 1847), born and widely known as '''Felix Mendelssohn''', was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic music|Romantic period. A grandson of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn was born into a prominent Jewish Mendelssohn family|family. He was brought up without religion until the age of seven, when he was baptised as a Calvinism|Reformed...
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